|Maduluwawe Sobita Hamuduruwo blinded with glory of being a future President|
|President Mahinda Rajapakse a President of the People, thinking of his people and their future|
Madoluwaw Sobita Hamudurowa is known for his Buddhist sermons and not for his political views. We had monks from JHU , who tried their best to make political changes to help people live peacefully in a political environment appropriate to a Sinhala Buddhist Culture. These monks of the JHU saw for themselves how difficult it is to bring about political changes to make
principles making it a country where
every one may live together in peace and
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Unfortunately they could not even pass legislation against conversion, against cruel meaningless killing of animals at
or even against consuming of
liquor. However, these Buddhist Monks may
have learnt that they cannot change the political environment of the country to make it a better place for all communities to live peacefully and in unity by becoming
legislators and prepare legislation to correct the ills of the Society. Munneswaram Kali Temple
But they may have learnt that the Buddhist Monks could change the people and through them the country by bringing the people closer to Dhamma, encouraging them to live according to the teachings of the Buddha, rather than by becoming legislators and sit in the Parliament.
The Parliament and Legislations cannot change people to do what is right or wrong, but it can pass laws and authorise enforcement authorities to make people do what is legally right and refrain from doing what is legally wrong.
Hence enforcing laws to make people law abiding citizen, and teaching people to understand through Dhamma what is wrong and should refrain from doing, or what are wholesome and worth doing, are two different things. Therefore, there are politicians to pass legislations and the Police Force to ensure that the laws are followed.
The Buddhist monks are there to explain to the followers the teachings of the Buddha and make them understand why one should do what is good and refrain from doing what is wrong. They should use appropriate methods to bring about that mental change in the people, which they cannot do as politicians. On the other hand Buddhist monks may advice and give good council to politicians as to how they should use their political power to change society, when the religion has failed to make people understand what is morally right.
Therefore, a learned monk- learned in the teachings of the Buddha, should know by now with the experience the monks of the JHU have had , that being a Buddhist monk, and being a politician are two different vocations one different from the other, each having its own methodology of learning and its application. The politicians deal with the worldly aspect of man and the monk his spiritual aspect. Otherwise it would be like the well known folk tale of the donkey, attempting to replace the dog to warn the master of thieves.
The sudden talk about a common candidate and some ambitious politician who cannot think straight and unable to think of a politician who could successfully challenge the President Mahinda Rajapakse, has thought of tapping into Buddhist monks and come up with Madoluwawe Sobita hamudurowa as likely to take more votes than the President Mahinda Rajapakse, or at least split the Buddhist vote to put the President Mahinda Rajapakse at a disadvantage at the next Presidential elections, and therefore a more apt common candidate.
This has apparently gone into the head of Sobita Hamudurowo , who has found it more attractive, and far more easier than seeking enlightenment according to the teachings of the Buddha . He has therefore thought doing better than the Buddha by becoming the first President of Sri Lanka in a yellow robe !!!
Madoluwawe Sobita hamuduruwo has left aside the scriptures, and turned to learn about politics. He has found that a President without executive powers is more a prestigious decorative position, with the Prime Minister and the Government taking over the executive powers now vested in the President. Therefore he will have the prestige of being the President of
without having to deal
with more onerous duties cast upon an executive President. Sri Lanka
Therefore, we now have Madoluwawe Sobita Hamuduruwo assuring himself that if he were to be elected at the next presidential election he will be without those bothersome executive duties of which he knows nothing. He is a “foolish man” momentarily blinded with the glory of the possibility of becoming a President.
Sobita Hamuduruwo merely repeats what the other very ambitious politicians of the Opposition who are prepared to sign a MoU with the devil himself if they could defeat the President Mahinda Rajapakse at the next Presidential election or make the government fall before that eventuality.
Executive Presidency comes from the Constitution of Sri Lanka and without changing the Constitution one cannot do away with the executive powers of the president. These opposition politicians including Sobita Hamuduruwo should know that without the executive powers of the President terrorism could not have been eliminated.
If the President Mahinda Rajapakse was without executive powers he would have had to put every military strategy proposed by the Armed Forces in its war against terrorism to the Parliament, and receive its approval before the Armed Forces are informed that they can go ahead with their proposed military operations, while terrorists would have go on attacking the armed forces in barracks awaiting Parliamentary approval for action.
With all the manoeuvres of the diaspora, and planned attempts by Navi Pillai (who is a biased Tamil woman even if she was a former Judge of the International Criminal Court), to disrupt the government and help the Tamil diaspora with the help of the politicians of the TNA to divide Sri Lanka, the executive powers of the Present President should be retained as long as this danger exists.
The danger of some of rightist political evolution in Sri Lanka with the backing of the pro terrorist Tamil Diaspora, the USA and its allies ( like Cameron and Harper depending on Tamil votes for their political success) to create political chaos in Sri Lanka with the aim of dividing the country, cannot be ruled out.
Therefore, its is only a President with executive powers like President Mahinda Rajapakse who will be able to hold the enemies in check. Hence talking about abolishing executive Presidency is foolish without taking into account the local and international political movements afoot against
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|Rajiv Gandhi with President J.R.Jayawardhane|
|President JR Jayawardhane and Rajiv Gandhi signing the Indo Lanka Pact|
|President R.Premadasa who armed terrorists against indian Peace Keeping Force|
President Chandrika Kumaratunga was weak. She was unable to use the executive powers of her Presidency, thus allowing her Prime Minister Ranil Wichramasinghe sign a CFA with the terrorist leader Prabhakaran without consulting the elected President of the country or the Parliament.
|President Chandrika Kumaratunga a weak President who allowed her PM to sign a CFA with Terrorist leadha Prabhakaran behannd her back and without consulting the Parliament|
President Mahinda Rajapakse is not a power greedy man. He is insightful and takes appropriate action for the welfare of his people and the country whatever his adversaries make him out to be. All these critics of the President Mahinda Rajapakse have forgotten that it is thanks to him that they are able today to open their big mouths to speak against the President and address meetings without the fear of being blown into pieces.
|President Rajapakse with Sarath Fonseka a rival candidate|
There are those who want him to loose at the next Presidential election and a former Chief Justice who helped the terrorists to bring bombs to the south by ordering the removal of check points, swear that the President Mahinda Rajapakse cannot contest the Presidential election for the third time or hold portfolios on more than two occasions.
While the Sri Lanka Opposition parties are all out to see the end of the Presidency of Mahinda Rajapakse, the country is peaceful, the development projects are taking
to an unimagined prosperity, with a remarkable economic progress. Normal political, economic and social problems any country would be faced with are
being exaggerated by the opposition to the government, anti-Sri Lanka Tamil diaspora and their vote
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and its allies. USA